Submitted by Nike Inc.
BEAVERTON, OR - March 17, 2008 - Jordan Brand, a division of Nike, Inc., today announced the extension of its application deadline for this year's Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program through April 15, 2008. Through Jordan Fundamentals, some of the country's most dedicated educators will be recognized for their exceptional achievements and committed involvement in the education of today's youth.
The Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program will award $1 million in grants for the 2008-2009 school year to assist those that teach grades 1-12 at economically disadvantaged public schools to provide the resources necessary to advance curriculum development. Since 1999, the Jordan Fundamentals program has presented more than $8 million in financial aid to public secondary school teachers where at least 50 percent of the student body population is eligible for the free or reduced lunch program.
"Jordan Brand is thrilled to provide grants each year to teachers across the country with the means to enrich education in schools," says Roman Vega, Brand Manager, Jordan Brand. "Not only are teachers able to nominate themselves online, but students are also urged to encourage their teachers to apply as well. We are proud to support both teachers and students who want to make an improvement in their every day life and in the public school system as a whole."
All Jordan Fundamentals grant recipients epitomize the traits illustrated in the Jordan Fundamentals code by proving their worth every day. These individuals work harder than everyone else, exemplify performance, stay dedicated and live with passion.
To apply for a Jordan Fundamentals Program Grant and for additional information about the program, please visit www.jordanfundamentals.com.
About Jordan Brand
A division of NIKE, Inc., Jordan Brand is a premium brand of footwear, apparel and accessories inspired by the dynamic legacy, vision and direct involvement of Michael Jordan. The Jordan Brand made its debut in 1997 and has grown into a complete collection of performance and lifestyle products for both men and women. The Jordan Brand remains active in the community by donating a portion of its proceeds to Jordan Fundamentals, an education grants program for teachers.
For more information on Jordan Brand, visit www.Jumpman23.com.
NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, visit www.nikeinc.com.
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